Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will take over production of the ‘AJ’ supercharged petrol V8 in Wolverhampton, England after Ford shuts its engine plant in Wales next month.
- AJ supercharged V8 will continue for another 3-5 years at JLR
- Production of the AJ V8 will be moved to England from Wales
- JLR expected to move to a BMW V8 to help meet future emissions norms
Why was the future of the AJ V8 uncertain?
The future of the AJ-series 8-cylinder engine – which is used in everything from the Jaguar F-Type to the Range Rover (and set to be used in the new Land Rover Defender) – had been uncertain since last year, when Ford announced the closure of the facility where the engine has been built since 1996.
Where is JLR going to produce the engine?
It has now emerged that JLR will transfer the production equipment, and possibly some of the workforce, from Wales to…